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Lawrence University Student Wins International Tuba Competition
APPLETON, WIS. — Lawrence University student Trevor Litsey earned first-place honors in the recent International Tuba and Euphonium Association’s “Mock Orchestra Audition Competition” held at the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria. A junior tuba performance major [...]

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Derek Watkins’ Sarcoma Charity
<img class=”size-full wp-image-6718 alignnone” src=”” alt=”” width=”312″ height=”182″ /> Derek Watkins has an international reputation as one of the best all-round trumpet players. He has played for Johnny Dankworth, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Ted Heath [...]

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Contemporary music for 40+ tubas – Garon, by Yuval Avital – World Premiere
GARON by Yuval Avital Contemporary music for 40+ tubas, 6 percussion, choir, 3 conductors and live electronics. Premiere 26/01/2012 – closing concert of Anish Kapoor’s site specific installation in Milan, Italy, titled “Dirty Corner”. Dirty [...]

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RIP Nigel Gomm, LSO trumpeter
We are saddened to hear of another loss to the brass community; it has been a year of losses, however, their character, lessons, performances and recordings will stay with us. Nigel, 3rd trumpet for the [...]

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Hang with… Bruce Adams
By Michael Barkley Bruce is a really special player and person – a gentle giant. I was lucky enough to hang with him at his house, and get the recording that I am going to [...]

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An Interview with Richard Marshall
Quoted at the Black Dyke Brass Arts Festival, the internationally acclaimed maestro Elgar Howarth described Richard as “the most outstanding cornet player this country has ever produced.” Richard is currently Principal Cornet of the world [...]

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Interview with Bill Jones of Trumpet Design Studio
Recently, I had some work done on my Bb trumpet. I was having particular trouble with slotting and intonation in the G-to-Bb-above-the-staff area. So I sent it off to Bill Jones of Trumpet Design Studio, [...]

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Jack Stamp on Why Music Matters
Dr. Jack Stamp is Professor of Music, Chairperson of the Music Department and Director of Band Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches courses in graduate conducting. Dr. [...]

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Malcolm McNab on Efficiency
Recording legend, Malcolm McNab discusses his opinions of efficiency in playing and in the instrument. If you have not yet bought or listened to, his album Exquisite is a towering display of musicality and ability. [...]

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The importance of versatility, Roger Ingram
Lead trumpet extrordinaire, Roger Ingram, discusses the importance of versatility in this clip. It is interesting to hear how his range was only developed out of necessity… Seriously impressive lead player! ICGB pdf   , [...]

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